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Here is the Puentes team! We are a multi-cultural team of educators and care-givers. We currently represent 5 Spanish-speaking countries. All of our teachers are well-educated, with at least a 2-year degree in early childhood education or a related field. Our emphasis at Puentes is to provide the highest quality learning environment for your child - meaning a safe, loving, healthy environment for your child to learn everything they need to learn at this crucial age of their development. We ensure our team is up to that challenge! See staff bios.

Our Facilities

Puentes Spanish Preschool is located at 1605 S. Phillippi. We provide a safe and secure, fun and open atmosphere for early childhood learning.

Safe and Secure

At Puentes, we take your child's safety as a top priority. We ensure a check-in/check-out system so that your child may only leave our care with authorized adults. We have implemented a camera system to ensure parents and staff feel safe and secure. Puentes offers electronic door locks.

Fun, wholesome, natural environment

Childhood is about having fun and learning in the process! Outside, our facility offers unique features to enhance play learning. We have wide open spaces with plenty of room to run and play outside. With play structures, large sandbox areas, lots of grass, and even dandelions and flowers to play with! We teach organic gardening and encourage children to find their green thumb!

Inside, we provide a dynamic, play-centered learning environment. With centers for sciences, math, arts, reading, to encourage your child to explore their strengths and develop them.

Puentes Management

Trudy McGavin is co-owner and Director. She has her B.S. in Math/Spanish Secondary Education, and M.S. in Bilingual Education, is certified to teach Math and Spanish in Idaho secondary schools 7-12, has taught foreign language methods classes at the university level; has more than 25 years of teaching experience and develops the curriculum for Puentes Language Programs. She has near native fluency in Spanish for more than 35 years. (see bio page)
  • Member of National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL)
  • Member of National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • Founding President of the Idaho Latino Scholarship Foundation
  • Founding member and former Executive Board member for the Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC).Press Release

Scot McGavin is co-owner and the wearer of many hats. He has his B.S. in Computer Information Systems and his M.S. in Instructional and Performance Technology. Scot has been speaking Spanish for more than 20 years and teaching it for more than 15.

In 2004, when Scot and Trudy started Puentes, they both taught both children and adults, however, in recent years, Scot has resumed his career in IT. Currently a technologist by day, Scot works outside of Puentes during the normal workday. Evenings and weekends, however, Scot teaches Adult Spanish Classes, and provides all computer and technology services for Puentes including the website (so if it needs work, let us know!). In addition to technology, Scot provides for other services and repairs, and fixing as needed. Scot and Trudy jointly manage Puentes. (see bio page)

More About Us

Native Countries

United States

Highest Education Level

Associates or equivalent (2 yr)
Highschool or equivalent
Less than Highschool
Our School

Puentes Overland

Puentes Language Programs and Spanish Preschool
1605 S. Phillippi
Boise, Idaho 83705
Phone: (208) 344-4270


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